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01-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By sdodd

Let us know how it goes! And after you get...

Let us know how it goes!

And after you get the starting and stopping down, you can practice your track stands... =P (Joking, my stoker would kill me if I even tried)
01-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By sdodd

I second, third, and fourth the methods already...

I second, third, and fourth the methods already described. Stoker is clipped in, captain has one foot clipped and is ready for a downstroke and the other is on the ground.

Couple of other...
01-18-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By sdodd

Yeah - forgot that the 2011+ have less clicks. I...

Yeah - forgot that the 2011+ have less clicks. I hooked up both a 2011-2014 front lever and a 2015+ lever to the tandem to do some testing. I ran through 5-6 different front derailleurs that had...
01-12-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By sdodd

Well, the one thing I MISS is my campy shift...

Well, the one thing I MISS is my campy shift hoods. =P I've used the first generation ergo levers (8/9 speed), second generation (9/10 speed) and third generation 11/12/13 speed levers. The first...
01-12-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By sdodd

The final product in pictures. ...

The final product in pictures.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/54_1f6225137c70d13319cdbd50bcc4af47462e28cb.jpg
Front Derailleur with wire running down the front...
01-12-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By sdodd

Wire routing took some patience. I was looking...

Wire routing took some patience. I was looking for places that were robust to and avoided rubbing or any handling after installed. I used the DI2 wire covers to stick the wires in place. And the...
01-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By sdodd

Getting the front gears changed over was the next...

Getting the front gears changed over was the next step. The intermediate shaft and gears both needed to be changed to move the gear spacing to work with the DI2 triple. Fairly straight forward as...
01-12-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By sdodd

My first task was to figure out how I would mount...

My first task was to figure out how I would mount the battery. the external mount sticks out side ways from the water bottle mount. I didn't like that. So, I found some 1.5" angle aluminum,...
01-12-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By sdodd

Tandem DI2 conversion - DaVinci 3 x 11

Hi All,

I know that others have shared Shimano Di2 conversions on singles and Tandems in the past. Those posts were extremely helpful in my conversion. I just wanted to share / document what I did...
01-12-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By sdodd

I was thinking the same thing over the summer. We...

I was thinking the same thing over the summer. We just picked up our second tandem, had 10 other bikes, and the garage was getting full. As we were no-longer using the initial 25 year old tandem we...
01-04-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By sdodd

I raised the back to give the stoker bars...

I raised the back to give the stoker bars clearance from the middle row seats. However, it did provide more clearance as I was able to slide the wheel a little over the front center console. I could...
01-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By sdodd

It is never too late to learn! I started welding...

It is never too late to learn! I started welding at 40+ years of age when I took a community college intro to welding class with my 10/12 year old kids. I'm not certified or even very good. Mostly I...
01-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By sdodd

Agreed. Todd does us all a great service by...

Agreed. Todd does us all a great service by making such an excellent selection of cranks systems!
01-04-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By sdodd

Yes, both front and rear cranks are DaVinci. We...

Yes, both front and rear cranks are DaVinci. We have been playing with different lengths to get our short legs working right and to better sync our cadence. The triple hole arm is for a kid's...
01-04-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 120,245
Posted By sdodd

fits well in an odyssey

Just posted my build of a rack to hold our tandem in our 2012 odyssey. No front wheel removal needed.
...
01-04-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By sdodd

Built a rack to fit Tandem into our 2012 Odyssey - no front wheel removal

For anybody interested, I did some measurements and decided I could fit our 1997 DaVinci Tandem into our 2012 Odyssey by taking out the center middle row seat and building a rack to hold the rear...
12-24-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,413
Posted By sdodd

I used the external battery mount for the 110...

I used the external battery mount for the 110 battery. Then used some aluminum angle iron to rotate the battery mount so the aluminum mounted to the WB cages and the battery mount tucked in behind...
12-17-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,413
Posted By sdodd

1998 DaVinci Joint Venture

Our 'New to Us' ~1998 DaVinci Joint Venture with a Cannondale Fatty Tandem fork. Size small steel frame with 26" wheels for our short legs!
Rebuilt multiple times over the summer to tune it to our...
Forum: Introductions
11-06-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By sdodd

Welcome to the forum! Where in KY are you? I...

Welcome to the forum!
Where in KY are you?
I spent 7 years living in Lexington and enjoyed the area very much.
Forum: Introductions
11-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By sdodd

Welcome to the forum! Vancouver is beautiful...

Welcome to the forum!
Vancouver is beautiful and looks like it would be a nice place to ride. Perhaps one year in the future when everything isn't locked down...
Forum: Introductions
11-06-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By sdodd

Welcome Back to Cycling! You can find some good...

Welcome Back to Cycling!
You can find some good used bikes on Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. But, you have to know what you are looking at and have to move fast if it is a decent price. Most...
11-06-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By sdodd

Yeah - If you don't have a need for 2 people AND...

Yeah - If you don't have a need for 2 people AND cargo then your suggested idea of using the stoker position as a cargo position would give you the safest and easiest conversion. You could start...
11-06-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By sdodd

We have the DaVinci three hole cranks and they...

We have the DaVinci three hole cranks and they are beautiful! (we also have a davinci tandem making the stoker cranks just a left side chainring) I have really enjoyed the multiple hole cranks as...
11-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,995
Posted By sdodd

Beautiful Tandem! Just curious - looks like you...

Beautiful Tandem!
Just curious - looks like you have a 'solid' seatpost for the stoker. I think this is reasonable on the road, but my stoker would NOT like having any type of rear absorption - a...
11-05-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By sdodd

Are you looking to convert the tandem from a 2...

Are you looking to convert the tandem from a 2 person bike to a 1 person bike + cargo or are you trying to make a 2 person bike + cargo?
The former seems reasonable.
Extending the wheelbase on a...
11-05-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By sdodd

You could also call up DaVinci Tandems in CO. I...

You could also call up DaVinci Tandems in CO. I don't know if Todd makes his own forks or sources them. But, he will likely point you in the right direction.
Bottom line is that any custom tandem...
11-05-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By sdodd

Just to point out if it isn't obvious - The front...

Just to point out if it isn't obvious - The front brake cable and housing are standard length. Any normal ~1 meter (1000mm) type of size cable will fit fine.
For the rear brake and shifters...
11-05-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,385
Posted By sdodd

I rarely ride my tandem solo for three reasons: ...

I rarely ride my tandem solo for three reasons:
1) lots of hills around my house. The really long wheelbase means less weight on the rear wheel. Traction is really bad in the wet / leaves / all...
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